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INSTITUTE INDEX: The money behind disinformation attacks on NC voting machines

July 23, 2021 - Taking a cue from controversial efforts in other states like Arizona and Georgia, North Carolina's far-right House Freedom Caucus — repeating the Big Lie about "rigged elections" — wants to be allowed to open up the state's voting machines and peer inside, but state elections officials say that presents an unacceptable security risk. We look at who's funding the caucus leaders' campaigns.

Southern midterms marred by voting problems

November 15, 2018 - Voters in states across the South faced difficulties including long lines, closed polling places, malfunctioning machines, and voter intimidation. There were also registration issues that forced some voters to cast provisional ballots, which aren't necessarily counted.

The South's aging voting machines put election integrity at risk

September 17, 2015 - Millions of people across the South and the rest of the country will cast ballots next year using outdated voting equipment, increasing the risk of failures that could cause long lines and missed or incorrect votes. While many local election officials want to buy new machines, they say they don't know where they'd get the money.

Recounting in the battleground states

November 5, 2012 - A new report from the Brennan Center for Justice examines recount procedures in 10 key tipping point states for the presidential election. With polls showing President Obama and Mitt Romney in a virtual deadlock nationally, those procedures may be an important factor in determining the winner.